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Published: Sunday, Nov. 28 2010 11:54 p.m. MST

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HCB63
Orem, UT

One of the reasons I rarely watch NBA games these days is because the league's enforcement of the basic rules of the game has become so lax that basketball is beginning to resemble a running brawl. It's been this way for well over a decade now.

That said, I decided to watch today's Jazz/Clippers game because of the way Utah has been playing this season--and boy, what a horrible officiating job was done by the refs. I was amazed by the phantom fouls, the obvious hands-on defenses, the travels, the called blocks on what were obviously charges, defenders swiping at hands, etc.

I was so disgusted by the obvious lack of rules enforcement that I actually turned the game off in the middle of the third quarter. (Yes, I missed the victory by the Jazz.) What was once a phenomenal, exciting game to watch has devolved into something unrecognizable. There are so many blatant infractions occurring right in front of the refs [that aren't being called], that I just don't enjoy watching it.

Too bad. I used to love the NBA. Not any more.

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Chas
Layton, UT

I often wonder if the constant complaining about fouls causes a ref to watch the player more closely, looking for more fouls. I do get upset when stars get special treatment. Good going Jazz.

LKA
Tremonton, UT

NBA went a little off course on this rule. Pretty Stupid..Yet they see someone get clobbered and it is a no call. Give me a whistle..

Jazz-Nation
Lehi, UT

This might be the toughest Jazz squad yet. Nobody on this team is going to back down. You see the gritty defense and tough additude transition into wins. Keep making teams pay. Keep working hard, GO JAZZ!!

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

refs already control who wins the game now you caint make a face or called for a t refs have too much power and should be held accountible. ref calls a foul when there wasent one then make a face and a t

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

I still believe (of all people) the former NBA ref, Tim Donaghy, who says that in officials meetings the refs actually discuss, openly and at length, who players, coaches, and teams are that they dislike and pattern their officiating accordingly.

That's what made Donaghy able to accurately predict the outcome of games he bet on by 75% to 85% of the time.

I also agree with HBC63 that the NBA is getting worse and worse. But I would say rather than becoming a "brawl," it's beginning to resemble pro wrestling, which is not a sport at all!

Digbads
South Jordan, UT

I wish Boozer or Ostertag would have gotten a few T's like that.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

I wish the refs would just T up players for over complaining, it's frustrating to see a player react normally to a bad call and get a tech.

I'd hate for the NBA to become as anti emotional as NCAA football.

JFFR
Salt Lake City, UT

I miss the days when Sloan and Malone used to get T'd up every time something was going wrong. I used to predict when Sloan when get tossed and I was generally always right.

Nowadays we hardly ever get technical fouls. They used to get the team riled up and stop runs by the other teams. I miss them.

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